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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Heterotheca villosa var. villosa (Pursh) Shinners
Golden-aster, Hairy false goldenaster
Synonyms: Chrysopsis villosa
USDA Symbol: HEVIV
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Golden-aster stems often sprawl on the ground, forming clumps 6-20 in. tall depending on moisture. The narrow, gray-green leaves of this perennial are covered with short hairs. Numerous, many-petaled, yellow, aster-like flowers occur atop the branched stems.
Self-seeds may be invasive.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , OR , SD , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
B.C. to s.w. IN, s. to CA & TX Native Habitat:
Sandy prairies; brushy sites; open slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Self-seeds in cultivation and may be invasive.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Seeds germinate well. Tip cuttings in vermiculite will root in a heated frame.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination can be increased to 100% following stratification but germination is quite high without treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff